Maandelijks archief: januari 1970

Nurturing Warriors

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Nurturing Warriors

Japan’s history of war, from the late 19th century to the present, shifts dramatically at the conclusion of World War II. After a series of intense conflicts, beginning with the Sino-Japanese war of 1894-95, Japan embraced peace and anti-militarism.
Despite the bifurcation of eras, says a UC Santa…

Nurturing Warriors

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A Champion for Plants

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A Champion for Plants

Native plants have a guardian angel in Susan Mazer. Her research as a botanist has furthered the conservation of some of the rarest plant species in California and has influenced the design of habitat restoration efforts.
Mazer, a professor in UC Santa Barbara’s Department of Ecology, Evolution,…

A Champion for Plants

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Decommissioning Platform Holly

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Decommissioning Platform Holly

When the Colorado-based oil company Venoco, Inc. — founded in Carpinteria, California, more than two decades ago — declared bankruptcy last spring and ceded its offshore lease, the state of California “inherited” 50-year-old Platform Holly off the coast of Santa Barbara.
Now the state must decide…

Decommissioning Platform Holly

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Nature Stories

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Nature Stories

Say you’re an ecologist studying the biodiversity of plant communities on a coastal nature preserve. If you knew the land had once been used for ranching and agriculture, would it change the questions you asked? And would it change the answers?
Yes, almost certainly, on both counts. For the richer…

Nature Stories

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Allez!

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Allez!

Fencing is a sport of split-second strategy, bursts of energy and finely honed skill and speed — all while wielding a rapier-style sword. And UC Santa Barbara fencing coach Tim Robinson has been recognized for his work imbuing his students with just that physical and mental agility.
Robinson has…

Allez!

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Your Brain on Exercise

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Your Brain on Exercise

It’s universally accepted that the benefits of exercise go well beyond fitness, from reducing the risk of disease to improving sleep and enhancing mood. Physical activity gives cognitive function a boost as well as fortifying memory and safeguarding thinking skills.
But can it enhance your vision?…

Your Brain on Exercise

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Encouragement From the Future

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Encouragement From the Future

Three UC Santa Barbara engineering undergraduate students were named recipients of $1,000 scholarships to be awarded during National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25.
Dorian Bruch, Hyun Bum Cho and Michael Abramovitch were chosen to receive the scholarships by the local chapter of DiscoverE, a coalition…

Encouragement From the Future

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An Experiment in History

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An Experiment in History

The first European settlers to set foot on California soil didn’t arrive alone. Clattering behind the sandals and boots of the Spanish missionaries were the hooves of their cattle and sheep.
Over the next few centuries, the number of imported livestock grazing California rangelands swelled into the…

An Experiment in History

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Beach Bashing

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Beach Bashing

Last winter’s El Niño might have felt weak to residents of Southern California, but it was in fact one of the most powerful climate events of the past 145 years.
If such severe El Niño events become more common in the future as some studies suggest they might, the California coast — home to more…

Beach Bashing

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Snow Job

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Snow Job

More than one-sixth of the world’s population relies on seasonal snow and glaciers for water. And in the western United States as much as three-quarters of the water supply comes from snow — an essential supply for agricultural crops.
For decades, satellites have measured the area covered by snow,…

Snow Job

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News Evolution

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News Evolution

Let’s say you receive a Facebook message from a friend with news that your favorite football team is moving to another state. He tells you he read it on a blog you know about. If you’re an average 21st-century American, chances are you’ll believe it, and you won’t even bother to verify it.
When it…

News Evolution

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Bumps in the Road

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Bumps in the Road

Those traveling through the UC Santa Barbara campus over Winter and Spring quarters are likely to run into a bit of roadwork and other construction, as crews took advantage of the 2016 year-end slowdown to get a jump on the ongoing campus infrastructure renewal project. The project aims to replace…

Bumps in the Road

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